letterbox

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: letter box

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

letter +‎ box

Adjective[edit]

letterbox (not comparable)

  1. (film) Transferred to home video formats while preserving the original aspect ratio, having black bars above and below the picture area.

Translations[edit]

Further reading[edit]

Letterboxes next to a stop sign in California

Noun[edit]

letterbox (plural letterboxes)

  1. (chiefly Britain) A collection point for mail intended for onward delivery, a secure box or receptacle for this purpose.
  2. (chiefly Britain) A delivery point for mail, a box, compartment or slot for this purpose.
  3. A hidden container that holds a logbook and rubber stamp which is found by following clues.

Synonyms[edit]

Translations[edit]

Further reading[edit]

Verb[edit]

letterbox (third-person singular simple present letterboxes, present participle letterboxing, simple past and past participle letterboxed)

  1. (film) To transfer a widescreen motion picture to home video formats while preserving the original aspect ratio, with the placing of black bars above and below the picture area.
  2. To hunt for letterboxes (containers with logbook and rubber stamp) by following clues.

Related terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]